Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Laws
Why study the Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Laws at UNE?
The University of New England offers a flexible approach to the study of law. UNE boasts one of Australia's largest law schools outside a capital city, as well as being an early adopter of innovative technology in the delivery of its law programs.
Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives you the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both your studies and in your future employment.
Graduates of this double degree will have a highly developed understanding of the law and its relationship with the principles underpinning criminology eg forensic science, the criminal process and the sociology of deviance.
Bachelor of Criminology with Honours: Students who have attained a Credit average in the Criminology component with at least Distinction standard in 18 credit points at 300 level in criminology including CRIM344 Criminology and Justice Systems may be admitted to end on honours in Criminology via the Bachelor of Criminology with Honours.
Law component: The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW and mutual recognition legislation extends admission to other Australian jurisdictions.
After completion of academic qualifications there are a range of employment options from which to choose. Graduates who wish to be admitted to practice as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner anywhere in Australia will also have to undertake a course of professional legal training (PLT). This can consist of approximately half a year's full-time training, undertaken internally or externally, or of equivalent part-time training. In some jurisdictions, it may be possible to do articles of clerkship instead. Because the system adopted varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, enquiries should be made to the admission authority in the state or territory in which you intend to practice: this is usually a committee of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory or a special body set up to administer admissions to the legal profession. Additional information can be found on the School of Law page.
Students who complete the Honours Pathway may be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours. To be admitted to the Honours stream, candidates must have completed 72 credit points of law units at UNE with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or better.
The Bachelor of Criminology is an interdisciplinary degree that may lead to a career in policy advice and development; policing and corrections; crime prevention; juvenile justice and child welfare; security industry; crime intelligence services; drug and law support services; environmental and industry regulation.
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training (PLT) and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission you are then eligible to apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW.
Additionally, a law degree is relevant to a large range of careers including: working in legal aid agencies, advocacy organisations, commercial firms, government departments, banking, commerce, management and a wide range of businesses.
5 Years Full-time
Up to 12 years Part-time
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There are no mandatory intensive schools in the Bachelor of Criminology component of this course. There are no mandatory intensive schools in the Bachelor of Laws component of this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
It is not possible to award advanced standing on the basis of work experience due to professional accreditation rules or to studies that were completed in a course other than one leading to admission as a legal practitioner or to a unit that is not listed in a course leading to admission as a legal practitioner.
The University offers a number of faculty/college and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
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The Bachelor of Criminology component is concerned with understanding social constructions of crime and criminality. It provides graduates with a unique opportunity to develop both theoretical and practical skills and an understanding of criminology within a local and international context.
The Bachelor of Laws component aims to graduate students who can demonstrate:
1. understanding and knowledge of Australian law and awareness of indigenous, international and theoretical perspectives;
2. competence in using legal research and analytical skills that equip them to work in the legal profession or in a broad range of law related occupations;
3. the ability to take a strategic approach to problem solving by applying critical and innovative thinking to complex legal issues and situations;
4. competence in oral and written communication;
5. the ability to work independently and in groups; and
6. professional judgement and knowledge of the ethical responsibilities associated with having completed a law degree.
7. LLB with Honours students: a comprehensive understanding of theoretical, comparative or interdisciplinary research to examine law's effect on society and the effectiveness of the Australian Legal System.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
BCrim component: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of criminology, the Australian criminal justice system, theoretical perspectives of crime, changing policy responses to crime control and the way in which crime is presented in media and political discourse. This knowledge will be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities and assessed throughout the degree through a range of different activities. LLB component: Knowledge of the discipline is taught, practised and assessed in both core units and electives; in particular the fundamental discipline areas prescribed by the admitting authorities are taught in the core units. Students will demonstrate an understanding of these key areas that lead to accreditation as a barrister or solicitor in Australia. Students will also be encouraged to consider the law through indigenous, theoretical and international perspectives. Although the focus of an Australian law degree is Australian law, law units will often provide information about relevant law in other areas of the world in order to encourage a critical perspective. Legal resources may include international law, comparative material such as case-law and legislation from other jurisdictions and also social, political and economic perspectives. LLB with Honours students: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of one particular area of law that the student has selected to research for their Honours thesis.
BCrim component: Graduates will have developed skills that enable them to investigate, synthesise and communicate the ideas and information acquired from their study. Communication skills including oral, online and written communication skills that are appropriate for graduates to use within the workplace will be taught and practised in lectures, tutorials and online activities. LLB component: Both oral and written communication skills will be practised and assessed throughout the course. In particular, students will develop skills in legal writing and argument. These skills will benefit participants' ability to communicate with both clients and colleagues in both legal and non-legal contexts. LLB with Honours students: Communicate effectively and confidently orally and in written forms to present well-reasoned arguments, challenge existing theories and defend new ideas and theories in various modes based on doctrinal or interdisciplinary research.
BCrim component: Graduates will demonstrate their ability to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources throughout their degree. Graduates will be able to evaluate and interpret information in a useful manner. Graduates will be assessed on their ability to deconstruct assignment tasks and to integrate theory and literature into their work.
BCrim component: Graduates will demonstrate their ability to identify relevant literature and their ability to critically analyse the literature. They will be taught, and directed to, relevant criminological literature and how to assess its validity. LLB component: Students will be required to identify, access and navigate complex databases to retrieve primary and secondary material. This requires them to obtain a high level of information literacy. Students will also be required to critically evaluate this information to complete assessment tasks. LLB with Honours students: Demonstrate an understanding of relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within law and other disciplines, and use information collected or generated to construct new concepts or create new understandings.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
BCrim component: Graduates will be taught about their professional responsibilities as a researcher to provide balanced and accurate research and data. In addition, graduates will be taught that they have a social responsibility to question and challenge some 'facts'. LLB component: Students are encouraged to learn and work independently, and where appropriate, to collaborate effectively. Students are also encouraged to communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences.
BCrim component: Graduates will develop their intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills through lectures, unit materials, guided reading and online activities. Through completing the assessments, graduates will be provided with the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research, write and discuss social issues. These are transferable and essential lifelong skills. LLB component: This course equips students with the skills needed to ensure the ongoing currency of their legal knowledge; appreciate law as a tool for social justice; and have an understanding that law is a dynamic discipline.
Independence and Collaboration
BCrim component: Graduates will be able to participate in professional, respectful and ethical discussions and work collaboratively with others. The development of collaboration and group participation skills will be developed through on-campus and online interactive teaching. LLB component: Students are encouraged to learn and work independently, and where appropriate to collaborate effectively. Students are also encouraged to communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences.